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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #285 on: March 14, 2010, 07:48:05 pm »
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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #286 on: March 14, 2010, 07:48:46 pm »
Temp Bio. Will detail later. Head no workey atm. This will have to do.. will except feedback. Stupid brain doesn't want to work.

Bernard Edward McLean AKA Bernie the Fist
Age: 31

After the death of his father, a prominent factory foremen, and losing his family home 15 years ago,  Bernard grew up on the cold city streets and in it's slums. Abandoned by his mother, he lived as a street urchin, worked odd jobs, grifted, fought and stole to survive. He eventually joined one of the local street gangs when he was 17. He quickly rose up the gang hierarchy and became one of the leading members of the Red Zepps until it was absorbed into the larger, more organized Slum Lords Gang.

As a soldier, Bernard made a name for himself and quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant by being ruthless when necessary, having a knack for recruiting new members, and finding new sources of revenue. After the small border territory he helped control at the edge of the gang's territory was attacked by a rival gang and several of his men and superiors were killed, he led an assault on the rival gang with just a handful of his men as retaliation. Despite the odds stacked against him, his assault managed to succeed extremely well. Having killed several of the enemies best enforcers and offing one of their lieutenants, Bernard was raised to lieutenant general, a position that serves directly under the boss. It's been three years since then, and Bernard has since become the right hand man of  James “the Barber” McLaughlin, the boss of the Slum Lords Gang.

Recently, Bernard has grown concerned by some of the actions being taken by the gang and at the forces at play on the streets, both internal and external.
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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #287 on: March 14, 2010, 08:12:10 pm »
Phlogiston: Return to Adventure - Information Station


The Story
Prologue
Arc I - Names - Summary
Arc II - Best Laid Plans - Summary
Arc III - Summary
Arc IV - The Path of Retribution - Summary
Arc V - The Blind Man's Mirror - Summary

Phlogiston - Lore

Phlogiston:  A Steampunk Adventure - Information Station
Phlogiston: Return to Adventure - Information Station


The Primary Characters
Josasa: Richard Everett
Martyk: Ian Keringer
Neoadept: Dr. Lazarus Hedinger
PatMan33: François Vandermeer, Arcturus Rex
Razonatair: Leo Rasta
Zolinn: Eliza Ackart

The Secondary Characters
Non-Playable: The Slum Lords Gang, Ralph Terini

Inactive Characters
Doomsday: Bernard Edward McLean
Gorman_Conall: Benjamin Bartholomeusx
Josasa: Mr. Four
Krakow Sam: Mister Firefly
Yossitaru: Eric Alfonso & Mary Stonehornx

Key
Evil characters are denoted by red names, neutral characters are denoted by purple names, and good characters are denoted by blue names. Characters may remain unclassified by request.
Solid 'halos' denote a character that was present in a previous installment of this RP; beware, these characters usually have more back story than some RPs have posts.
* Asterisks denote characters that were created when the RP started, be warned, they may have a lot of back story.
Crosses denote a character that is currently not playing a major role in the story; this can include, but is not limited to: user inactivity, that character's death, or the character's creator turning that character into an NPC.
x The 'x' denotes a character that has not had an impact on the story due to a player dropping out or being inactive.
M An 'M' denotes a character that has minions, and if you click on the 'M' you will be taken to a description of those minions.



Other Things...
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Arc I - PatMan33
Arc II - Doomsday
Arc III - Neoadept
Arc IV - Zolinn
Arc V - PatMan33


News and Updates
3/14/10
Got the RP topic up and running. The game will start in a week or two.


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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #288 on: March 14, 2010, 08:17:26 pm »
Yeah,  I'll definetly be bringing Ian back.  I've got an idea on how to make it work.  I'll have the info up in a little bit.
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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #289 on: March 14, 2010, 09:33:07 pm »
Bringing her back:

Name: Eliza Ackart

Age: 39

Bio: Since the death of Lucinda, Eliza had been at a loss of what to do. Her fathers death quickly set in on her once again after she realized that Lucinda was the only between her and depression. She fell into a hole quickly and isolated herself from the friends she had made for several years. During this time, she had found a job as a teacher in an elementary school. She had moved back into her fathers old home, paying off what was left of it and repairing any damage that had been caused.

During the night, she moved around the city, often as a protector of innocents. Donning the name "Red Wraith" once again, she occasionally pursued bounties of her choice. It was rare that she would eagerly accept an assignment. It's equally rare that she would fail. Due to this, businesses and corporations would often search for her to do their dirty work.

Her armor had been upgraded with the times. While it still had its uses, she often uses her newly obtained jet pack over her grappling hook. Her armor had once again been upgraded, making it more durable than ever. Her knife had been ditched and replaced with her second pistol. Her arm, just as durable as ever, still looks as if it's brand new.

Few people know of the Red Wraiths true identity. Those that are wise tend to keep it to themselves. Those that aren't end up dead within the next few days and all evidence of her identity quickly disappears.

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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #290 on: March 14, 2010, 09:46:34 pm »
Some important names for the newcomers to know...

Isaac Kysely was one of the two major villains in Part I. He developed what was known as the Promethium Engine which ran on some strange unknown material and produced near-infinite amounts of energy. He was dispatched part way through the first part and his technology was found to be spectacularly deadly... maybe even radioactive? Definitely a bad fellow and, while somewhat friendly with his rivals, was determined to bury them all. Especially...

Lucinda Tos! The second major villain in Part I. She developed a sort of solar technology that was clean and efficient; however, she also constructed giant clocks all over the city and forced people to abide by strict schedules. Failure to do so resulted in death and other such life-ending issues. She also built a glass tower that was eventually blown up in spectacular fashion by...

The Harlequin! A crazy madman bent on stopping Lucinda Tos and generally causing a lot of problems via terrorist acts. This mysterious figure supported all sorts of underground groups that he thought could help him achieve his goal. He was also the preferred game (that is, hunting) of...

Alejandro Tos! The husband of Lucinda and a god among tycoons. He basically controlled the world until the incident with his wife. After that, things began to go downhill for him. He's still alive and kicking though! We'll be seeing him a little later.

That should clear up a few issues some of you may be having as these four names are probably going to be somewhat common.

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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #291 on: March 14, 2010, 11:07:46 pm »
Name: Ian Keringer
Age: 59
Bio: It had been a productive number of years for Ian.  After the dealings Lucinda, he remained with the PPC, eventually making it all the way to CEO of the local branch, the same position held by Tos herself at one point.  Working side by side with Alejandro, they managed to keep the PPC alive despite it's hardships and the press fallout from the incident.  Even so, the PPC would never regain the full power it once had, especially not with so many competitors comming out of the woodwork to take over any footing the Company lost.

And so, 7 years after finally reaching the top, a goal that Ian had worked his whole life towards, he saw that there was nowhere left to go from there, and quit while he was ahead.  He had gradually grown tired of the politics and drama, and opted to retire from his post as CEO.  Of course, once a company man always a company man, Ian returned to his roots, inventing.  In his reasonable estate on the edge of the good side of town, he quietly tinkers with all manner of devices, selling the designs of those he finds suitable to the company in order to continue funding his work.

Of course, even with his quiet life, Ian is far from complacent.  He knew full well that he still had a lot of enemies and a lot of unresolved conflicts.  If his business with the rebellion all those years ago taught him anything, it's that you can never plan for what may happen in the future, so it's best to cover as many bases as you can.  As such, a good deal of his time is geared towards the designing of technologies not for the PPC, but for himself, and those whom he decides has acceptable uses for them, Red Wraith among them.

While he is by no means a philanthropist, he is far from the cold man he once was.  While he still firmly belives that one is entitled to what they earn and looks down on those that expect the world to be handed to them on a silver platter, he understands that there are those who have the spirit but simply lack the means.  As such, he has in recent years taken to wandering the streets, looking for worthy souls in need of a hand.
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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #292 on: March 15, 2010, 05:23:14 am »
Name: Mister Firefly
Age: Late Forties
Bio: For years, Firefly was a notorious saboteur for hire and a renowned expert in demolitions and detonations. Preying on whatever targets he was payed to, Firefly straddled the line of being too dangerous to leave alive and too useful to kill for at least two decades.
Clad in an asbestos lined jacket and a jet-pack of his own invention, and wielding a variety of esoteric explosives, Firefly takes a pyromaniacle glee in his dirty business.
However, he is conscious that his age is catching up to him. Though he is still full capable of resisting the attempts on his life, he believes time to stop making enemies and move into a less risky line of work. Something in the city, instead of out in the lawless deserts at the fringes of civilisation.
Firefly does not seem to have any friends or relatives. Beyond business, he seems to erratically associate with four other mysterious individuals, one of which is almost certainly an infamous ex-bounty hunter, and the founder of the Cicada Company, an organisation for private security which has recently eclipsed several of its competitors in the policing business.
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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #293 on: March 15, 2010, 06:56:50 am »
Looking good, everyone! Looking very good! We should be able to get some fine looking work done.

And don't let all of the returning characters strike fear into your hearts, newcomers. If you were to go back to the original RP you'd be able to count the number of posts they were in on one hand.

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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #294 on: March 15, 2010, 11:42:57 am »
Name: Mr. Four
Age: 24
Bio: Mr. Four is an outstanding businessman, excelling at conducting trades between various outfits. His services are preferred by the underworld, specifically gangs that deal with narcotics and other illegal substances. Mr. Four has various connections throughout the world, allowing him to get his hands on any material at any time. But it does come at a price.

Mr. Four grew up on the rougher side of town, amidst the organized chaos of Lucinda Tos' regime. When that empire fell, Mr. Four happened to be in the right place at the right time, even though he was only 10 years old. The subsequent void of power allowed numerous gangs to flourish, of which Mr. Four was a part. After several years of ladder climbing, Mr. Four had acquired enough connections and influence to go off an play his own game, a game he has been quite successful at. If you're in the market for anything, Mr. Four is you man.

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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #295 on: March 15, 2010, 03:27:38 pm »
Hmm.. Josasa... we may have to talk... my backstory/character development could coincide nicely with your character. Perhaps.
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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #296 on: March 15, 2010, 03:30:50 pm »
I was actually thinking the same thing.

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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #297 on: March 15, 2010, 03:58:43 pm »
I think I might try this thing again. I'll start designing a character asap.
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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #298 on: March 15, 2010, 05:20:15 pm »
Name: Arcturus Rex

Age: 31

Bio: Volumes are known about the infamous Captain Rex. His debut on the criminal scene took place about ten years after the incident at the glass tower. Newspapers and scholarly articles from the time labeled Rex as a leading figure in the rise of modern piracy, a title he wears proudly. Before that, however, the Captain was a preeminent member of the aristocracy. Highly educated in the field of supply chain management, Rex was a master at getting things from Point A to Point B with minimal cost and effort. The new, interconnected world was ripe for the picking and Rex took full advantage of everything that had been laid out before him.

Unfortunately, Grand Central proved to be too tame for Rex's methods and he was eventually pushed out. Spurned by his peers, Rex exacted his revenge and took the payment he felt he deserved directly from their pockets. Then he vanished, only to reappear years later as the most feared criminal in the skies. The bounty on Rex's head is extraordinarily large, though only fools and those with a death wish ever attempt to collect it. And as if it needs to be mentioned, Captain Rex is a highly decorated pilot and the former Grand Central Defense Squad Ace.
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Re: Phlogiston: A Steampunk Adventure OOC
« Reply #299 on: March 15, 2010, 05:39:02 pm »
Hmm... I'll post some short bios of secondary characters/lackeys here

James “the Barber” McLaughlin
Age: 57

Boss of the Slum Lords Gang. James has been around for ages and is a well-established in the underworld being powerful both before the mega-corporations started buying into the "unstructured" world of organized crime and after some corporations pulled funding during the events following the fall of the glass tower.

Bobby "Bobert" Biggs
Age: 22

Lieutenant to Bernard, and the go-to guy for heavy weapons. Bobby is more loyal to Bernard than anyone, which is often a point of contention between the two. Bernard had saved his life back when he was living on the streets as an urchin, which led him to sort of hero-worship Bernard quite a bit. Very fierce and ruthless at his job, even as he finds joy in it. Amiable most of the time, but quick to anger.

Greg "the Leg" Bavino
Age: 28

Greg runs "logistics" and serves under Bernard's branch of the Slum Lords Gang. He isn't particularly loyal to any one group or person. While he immensely respects Bernard, money and, therefore, power is what drives his loyalty. His job is, generally referred to as logistics, comprises of moving goods, laundering money, planning assaults, and managing people. His nickname is two-fold, in that he basically does the legwork for a majority of the Slum Lords Gang's operations under Bernard and he has a prosthetic leg.  
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